September 27, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the heart on Stellenbosch, right on iconic Church Street, is a beautiful courtyard complete with giant oak trees, an idyllic swimming pool and lush green lawn. Surrounded on four sides by Oude Werf Hotel, a national heritage site and South Africa’s oldest hotel, this might be one of the winelands’ best kept […]

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September 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Ten Stunning South African Wines for Under R100

Ten Stunning South African Wines for Under R100

My love affair with South African wine started in 2010 when I moved down from Johannesburg to the beautiful Cape. I’ve spent the last six years exploring the Cape wine regions, from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, Robertson to Paarl, learning about wine and falling more in love with the entire process of winemaking as I go. I’m […]

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September 21, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Magazine Feature: Hiking Reunion Island

Magazine Feature: Hiking Reunion Island

I love seeing my words and photos in print. It just feels so official, you know? Check out my story on hiking Reunion Island in the Sept/Oct issue of Travel Ideas Magazine for some serious wanderlust inspo. Read the full story, on page 30 – 33 of Travel Ideas Magazine, on shelves now, or online […]

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September 21, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Bali Packing Guide

Bali Packing Guide

Just because Bali is a hot, humid, tropical island, doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun with fashion while you drift between beach clubs, villa pools and nightlife. I had lots of fun shopping for beautiful tropical pieces before I left, but I found some of my favourite new summer pieces in Bali. There are a […]

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September 20, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Travel Hack: Google Trips App

Travel Hack: Google Trips App

Never do I appreciate easy access to the internet more than when I’m stuck in a foreign country, trying to find a coffee shop with free wifi so I can see where I am on Google Maps. Some countries and airports make it super easy to get online, with cheap sim cards loaded with data available […]

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September 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Botox Talk with Dr. Cara Duminy

Botox Talk with Dr. Cara Duminy

I’ve been getting Botox for the past 18 months and I’ve never once been shy to admit it. Why should I be? It’s a part of my beauty routine and I’ve only ever felt true, deep gratitude at the results. I inherited a deep frown line between my eyes from my mom and just after […]

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September 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The De Fazio Wedding Bali

The De Fazio Wedding Bali

My little sister is married. On Saturday, 3 September 2016, Jonti Roos and Nicholas De Fazio promised to be together forever, in front of 60 loved ones in Canggu, Bali. It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to and I cried so hard my false eyelashes came off. It was such an […]

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September 13, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Cape Town Summer: Wish List

My Cape Town Summer: Wish List

I’ve just returned from two dreamy weeks in Bali and while leaving a holiday and an exciting new place behind is always so hard, it’s made easier by the fact that I get to come home to one of the most wonderful cities in the world. A city that thousands of tourists flock to every […]

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September 12, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Exploring The Robertson Wine Valley

Exploring The Robertson Wine Valley

Thanks to my love of fine wine, I’ve spent A LOT of time exploring Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, two of the Western Cape’s beautiful wine regions. Tasting my way through some of South Africa’s best wine farms is one of my favourite ways to spend time, and a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to do just […]

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September 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

My Top 5 Travel Reads

My Top 5 Travel Reads

How often do you actually have time to sit down and read a book? I’m guessing not that often. At home I try to make as much time as possible to read, but it feels like there’s always something else that I need to do. So on holiday, I tend to motor through books. There’s […]

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